“I don’t really give a (expletive),” he said, adding an f-bomb for good measure.
Throw in Monday’s day off, and the Birds haven’t suited up in three whole days.
There’s still rain in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon, but with any luck, there will be time for nine innings before the floodgates open. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
Notes: Oakland placed Bruce Maxwell on the restricted list for the series and recalled fellow catcher Josh Phegley from triple-A Nashville. Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez sat out with back tightness. Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox: 5 players to watch The Baltimore Orioles haven’t suited up in three days, and with a 5-2 record on their home stand, they’ll be eager to return to action.
Maxwell can’t enter Canada while awaiting sentencing in Arizona on a gun-related charge. Canadian skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis threw the ceremonial first pitch. The retractable roof was open for the second time this year. With thunder and lightning pounding the East Coast, the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies didn’t get to play their series opener on Tuesday night.
Kevin Pillar picked up his major-league leading 18th double of the season in the second inning for Toronto and Curtis Granderson walked three times.
Oakland starter Andrew Triggs took himself out of the game in the third inning due to “forearm nerve discomfort” in his throwing arm.
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Encina of the Baltimore Sun provides updates on a pair of injured relievers and quotes Buck Showalter on his rebuilding philosophy.
Matt Olson added a three-run shot in the fifth inning and Matt Chapman provided a two-run blast in the sixth.
Toronto brought the potential tying run to the plate in the eighth inning but Josh Donaldson grounded out to end the threat. “When we’re swinging pretty good and getting some contributions from everybody, it can turn into 10 runs like it did tonight,” said Oakland manager Bob Melvin.
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